Average Bench: 53% (670th of 1316)

Based on 4,859 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6650U CPU @ 2.20GHz
Poor: 40%Average: 53% Great: 60%
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6650U averaged 47.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 67Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 85.5Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6650U is 20.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6650U performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 231Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 230Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,859 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.9 Memory 67 79.4
43.5 1-Core 85.5 103
78.8 2-Core 149 184
60% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
131 4-Core 226 262
147 8-Core 230 263
31.1% 228 Pts
Min Avg Max
147 64-Core 231 264
15.5% 231 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.4
1-Core 100
2-Core 167
66% 112 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 252
35% 256 Pts
64-Core 257
17% 257 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 67
1-Core 98.2
2-Core 171
66% 112 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 264
36% 262 Pts
64-Core 264
18% 264 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.6
1-Core 84.8
2-Core 165
62% 106 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 242
34% 246 Pts
64-Core 253
17% 253 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.9
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 187
67% 117 Pts
4-Core 247
8-Core 233
33% 240 Pts
64-Core 242
16% 242 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.5
1-Core 82.3
2-Core 142
59% 98 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 236
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 244
16% 244 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 62
1-Core 98.1
2-Core 179
65% 113 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 264
36% 263 Pts
64-Core 260
18% 260 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.4
1-Core 67.8
2-Core 129
55% 89.5 Pts
4-Core 185
8-Core 181
25% 183 Pts
64-Core 186
12% 186 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 48.1
1-Core 95.6
2-Core 131
54% 91.4 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 164
23% 167 Pts
64-Core 146
10% 146 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,910,503 CPUs tested.

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Gaming
Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6650U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi7-6650U
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$415.00
Clock Speed2.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 GHz
Max TDP15 W
Product BriefLink

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® Iris™ Graphics 540
Graphics Base Frequency300 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory32 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurations1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes12

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size42x24x1.3
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1356

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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